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have

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to keep, control, or experience as one's own
  • my uncle has a sizable collection of black powder rifles

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2 to agree to receive whether willingly or reluctantly
  • we decided that I would have the job of calling the volunteers on the phone
  • she refused to have him as a husband

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3 to bring forth from the womb
  • her grandmother had 11 children

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4 to cause to believe what is untrue
  • he'd been had —the painting was a fake, and he never saw the "art dealer" or his money again

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5 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
  • had a great time at the party
  • had three operations on her leg

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6 to give permission for or to approve of
  • I will not have any more nonsense about a party in celebration of my retirement

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7 to influence someone with a bribe
  • an upstanding judge who could not be had at any price

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8 to keep in one's mind or heart
  • I have never had an unkind thought for him
  • do you have an opinion?

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have

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of have (Entry 2 of 2)

a wealthy person
  • a society that discriminates between the haves and the have-nots

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“Have.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/have. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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